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The Lehigh Acres Service Center Supports Senior Paws Sanctuary

by Angie Filian | Sep 04, 2018

The Lee County Tax Collector’s Office is dedicated to serving the needs of the residents in Lee County – including our furry residents too! The Lehigh Acres service center supports Senior Paws Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization that provides urgent care and foster homes for older dogs and dogs with severe medical conditions. 
 

Older dogs are generally more expensive to treat and Senior Paws Sanctuary relies entirely on donations and volunteer help. The costs involved with its mission are staggering – the organization spent $40,000 in veterinary medical bills alone last year. A single heartworm treatment could cost as much as $2,000! When you add in the cost of food, cleaning supplies and countless other items, the need becomes overwhelming.  

 

The Lehigh Acres Service Center staff felt strongly that this organization was deserving of their support. As an ongoing fundraising initiative at the Lehigh Acres office, we collect food, towels, and other pet-friendly items as well as sell candy bars for a $1 to benefit the organization. Since our efforts began in May 2017, we have raised more than $1,500 for Senior Paws Sanctuary!

 

When our team goes this far to help local animals in need, it’s just one more way to show the community that here at the Lee County Tax Collector’s Office “We’ve got your back!”